I AM BECAUSE WE ARE.
For each and every one of us, our very existence is dependent upon at least two people other than our individual selves, without whom we would not exist; we would not be able to eat; we would not be able to provide for our daily necessities. As we mature and our skills develop, our survival, well-being, comfort and advancement become dependent upon a number of material resources, many of which must be produced. Among them are food, clothing, shelter, medicines, energy, transportation and tools. There are not many of us who are capable of producing all of these goods that are required for these purposes. Thus, this principle..."I am because We are" carries over into our mature years as we become dependent upon others to produce for us what we do not have the talent or the time to produce for ourselves.
WE ARE BECAUSE I AM.
Without each one of us living up to a commitment to support those who provide the goods that we cannot produce for our individual selves, then there can be no group to provide those goods. The two most prevalent conditions under such circumstances will be abject poverty and/or starvation.
After so many generations of serving as the property of others who are too lazy and/or unskilled to invent their own goods, we should be painfully aware of this reality by now.
"I am because We are; We are because i am."
Your Brother, Your Friend,